Economic Policy

Guns or Growth?

Global Insights: Analysis
Rebecca McReynolds |  November 29, 2011
To understand the impact of protectionist policies on free trade, try looking at military spending.
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The Globalization of Protest

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  November 4, 2011
Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz sides with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. In this profound essay, he explains why.
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Does Redistributing Income Reduce Poverty?

Global Insights: Perspective
Jagdish Bhagwati |  November 3, 2011
Does economic growth help reduce poverty in developing countries — or do growth-oriented policies merely increase gross national product without ameliorating poverty?
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“Things Aren’t as Bad as They Seem”

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  November 9, 2011
The International Monetary Fund says the world economy isn't in dire shape — for now. But we risk implosion if we don't act.
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Free Trade Isn't Free

Global Insights: Analysis
Rebecca McReynolds |  October 24, 2011
The trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia that were signed into law on October 21 are being touted by proponents as a way to spur US job growth. But are they really?
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To Cure the Economy

Global Insights: Perspective
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  October 21, 2011
As the economic slump that began in 2007 persists, the question on everyone’s minds is obvious: Why? Unless we have a better understanding of the causes of the crisis, we can’t implement an effective recovery strategy. And, so far, we have neither, says Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz.
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Solving Poverty: It’s in the Data

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon kahn |  October 5, 2011
The debate is at the very crux of economic policies on poverty: Should philanthropies, aid organizations, and governments provide funds to push those in extreme poverty out of the poverty trap?
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America's Abdication of Free Trade

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Jagdish Bhagwati |  October 5, 2011
The indifference and apathy that one finds in Washington from both the Congress and President Barack Obama on the Doha Round of world trade talks, and the alarm and concern expressed by statesmen elsewhere over the languishing negotiations, mark the end of the post-1945 era of American leadership on multilateral free trade.
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Western Capitalism’s Ideological Crisis

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  July 19, 2011
The financial crisis should have taught Americans a lesson about the need for stronger regulation. But a resurgence of right-wing ideology in the United States is threatening global economies.
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China: Too Hot to Handle?

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Jackson Hewett |  June 27, 2011
The Chinese government needs to act quickly to reduce economic stimulus and allow its currency to appreciate if it is to control inflation, says Vivek Arora of the International Monetary Fund.
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